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Prevention of Perioperative Infection Initiative launches Mon. May 11

Improving infection control in the operating room is emerging as an ever-more essential need in the COVID-era. Centered on the evidence-based recommendations by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) we are implementing a “Prevention of Perioperative Infection Initiative” across all anesthetizing locations at Froedtert Hospital. This initiative aims to decrease the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms through simple, practical practice changes. The changes are three-pronged and consist of:

• Designating clean and dirty work areas

These new practices will go live Monday, May 11, 2020.

Please contact the Anesthesia Clean Task Force with questions:
Tara Alauf
Lyndee Andzalone
Matt Jeranek
Roz Thapa
Jason Vitek
Jenea Waraxa


These guidelines are also available in the Clinical Resources section of A-Net.